Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.
For students under 19
Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.
For students aged 19 or over
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.
Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.
The course is designed to support a Pathway into Retail; it will embed the essential expectations of an FE College into a programme of study that will include Maths, English, Gym/Fitness and Tutorial, alongside the main subject, Retail.
Within the Retail subject, students will cover topics on health and safety practices within the workplace, customer care and setting up enterprise projects. They will also be given the opportunity to work in a shop gaining real life experience. This course will give students the opportunity to develop confidence and aspirations for future employment within the retail sector.
During your study programme, you will be able to develop your retail skills in theory and practice. You will gain practical experience working in a shop in order to develop a range of skills such as customer care, communication and teamwork skills.
Initial interview and an English and Maths assessment. You will be required to undertake enterprise activities and fundraising events as part of the course. Work as part of a team and support others. Undertake specified work experience placements.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an Awarding Body. Some students complete a portfolio which records their progress and development using RARPA (Recognising and Recording Personal Achievement), these portfolios are internally verified.
Most students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.
If students successfully complete this programme of study they can progress onto Supported Internship or mainstream options.
Progression subject to students meeting eligibility criteria.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research completed by students with appropriate support.